An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Mizoram’s Champhai district at 10.45 pm on Saturday night.

According to reports, tremors were felt in various parts of Mizoram, Manipur and Assam.

No casualty or loss of life and damage to property had been reported at the time of writing.

Reports said the epicentre of the earthquake was at the India-Myanmar border, about 79 km north-east of Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, where people rushed out of their homes.

The quake occurred at 10.45 pm at a depth of 24 km and the epicentre was located at Lat 23.9N and Long 93.3E, in Champhai district, the IMD said on its website.

More details are awaited.

In February, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Lunglei in Mizoram at 1:42 PM.

Manipur had witnessed a milder quake, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, on November 7 this year when tremors were felt in Chandel district around 4.20 am.

(With agency inputs)